Mexborough Tech Old Boys
These photos are in addition to anything already on the 1957 page.
PHOTO J: Mexborough Technical SCHOOLBOYS 1946-1947
Teachers: T1, Bert Prew
Back row: George Braisby; surname Fenwick or Hawkins?; Geoff Evans; Walt West; Bill Lennox; B6 not known.
Front row: Dennis Chambers; Eric Limb; Jas Rowley; F4 not known; F5 Arthur Lyons.
Mexborough Schofield Technical School Team Season 1947-1948
Back row: K.Turner, Albert Hibbert, Duke Fields, K.Bainbridge, Walt West.
Front row: Peter Turton, Don Lancashire, Billy Bray, Roy Shepherd, Derek Ward.
On ground : Dainty, Smith. (first names not known). Photo courtesy of John McCall
Mexborough Tech Old Boys First Team Season 1948-1949
Back row (L to R): Billy, Griffiths; Roy Shepherd; Albert Hibbert; Billy Webb, Duke Fields; Peter Turton; Walt West; B8.
Front row (L to R): Elliot; Don Lancashire; Billy Bray; Taylor; Derek Ward.
Officials names are not known. Photo courtesy of John McCall
Played in the Mexborough Association League.
During season 1949-1950 the MTOB team was invited by Burnley FC, Football League First Division Club, for trials to play a Burnley team
Mexborough Tech Old Boys Second Team Season 1949-1950
Back row: George Shaw, Walt West, Eric Parkinson, John McCall, Jeff Evans, John Hartley, F.Glevera, far right trainer not known.
Front row: S.Walker, J.Probert, John McGrah, Jas Rowley, Terry Connelly.Photo courtesy of John McCall
PHOTO 10: Mexborough Schofield Technical School team 1950-1951
Names L to R:
Back row: Clarrie Mason (sports master), Trevor King, Paul Fisher, Colin Parker, Colin Riley, John Buckley, Sanderson, Tom Horncastle (Headmaster).
Front row: Kenny King, Jackie Thompson, Francis, Bingham, Geoff Church.
Mexborough Tech Old Boys Under 18 Team 1953-1954
The team are wearing tangerine colour shirts, Blackpool's colour because of Stanley Matthews.
Back row (L to R): Trevor King, John Buckley, Fred Billington, Bob Wakefield, Jackie Thompson, Paul Fisher, Mick Fallon.
Front row (L to R): Ken Lee, John McKintyre, Kenny King, Geoff Church, Brian Dutton.
Played in the Mexborough Association Under 18 League. Winners of the Mexborough Youth Cup. The team was managed by Clarrie Mason.
The team attracted the attention of Cliff Duffy, Doncaster Rovers Chief Scout. He was impressed with the performance of the team and in November 1953 the Doncaster Rovers Manager, Peter Doherty (ex Northern Ireland International inside forward), and invited the team to play Doncaster Rovers Northern Intermediate Under 18 team. The game was played under floodlights on their Belle Vue ground, which at that time was one of the few Football League Clubs to have a full size playing pitch and one of the few to have floodlights. Doncaster Rovers former first team centre-half, Sid Bycroft, was manager of their Under 18 team. The referee was Ernest Crawford who was a Football League Division One official (at that time the top league).
Doncaster Rovers were 3-0 up after 10/15 minutes as MTOB adjusted to the playing conditions. In the second half MTOB scored 6 goals and won 6-4. Peter Doherty said MTOB were the best Under 18 team he had ever seen and contacted Lancashire FA to find the best Under 18 team in the Manchester area to play MTOB Under 18 team on Doncaster Rovers ground under floodlights. MTOB won the first game at Doncaster and lost the return game on a poor quality pitch in Manchester.
Later in season 1953-1954 several MTOB players played for Doncaster Rovers Under 18 team in the Northern Intermediate League, namely Kenny King (centre forward), Geoff Church (inside left), John Buckley (defender), Ken Lee (outside right) and Brian Dutton (outside left).
It is interesting to note that most of the players in MSTS 1951-1952 school team progressed in MTOB 1952-1953 and 1953-1954 teams, and eight of the players progressed further in MTOB successful cup winning teams: 1954-1955 (two cups), 1955-1956 (Montagu Cup Runners-Up and four cups) and 1956-1957 (Montagu Cup Winners and one other cup). In particular the 1951-1952 forward line remained unchanged throughout 1952-1953 and 1953-1954, they all scored a lot of goals.
Prepared by Brian Hill with thanks to Geoff Church
PHOTO K: Mex Tech SCHOOLBOYS Under 15 XI 1951-1952
Ref: Clarrie Mason
Back Row (L to R): B1, B2, B3, Johnny Waldren, B5, B6
Front Row (L to R): F1, Roy Garner, Ken Lee, F4, Brian Dutton
PHOTO O: Mex Tech SCHOOL BOYS Under 18 XI 1951-1952
Back Row (L to R): Ratcliffe, Fred Billington, Paul Schofield, Johnny Waldren, Paul Fisher, Tony Bassett
Seated on Chairs (L to R): Ken Lee,Jack Thompson, Kenny King, Geoff Church, Brian Dutton.
Seated on floor (L to R) : Roy Phillips, Mick Fallon.
Trophy: South Yorkshire Technical Schools League Cup (winners for the first time ever)
PHOTO P: Mex Tech SCHOOL BOYS Under 18 XI 1951-1952
(L to R): Fred Billington, Ken Lee, Kenny King, Geoff Church, Roy Phillips, Mick Fallon
Trophy: South Yorkshire Technical Schools League Cup
PHOTO L: Mex Tech OLD BOYS Under 18 team 1952-1953
Back Row (L to R): Clarrie Mason, B2, Johnny Waldron, Bob Wakefield, John Buckley, Paul Fisher, Trevor King
Front Row (L to R): Ken Lee, Jack Thompson, Kenny King, Geoff Church, Brian Dutton
Played in the Mexborough Association Under 18 League
PHOTO M: Mexborough Schofield Technical School team Under 18 XI 1952-1953
Back Row (L to R): B1, B2, B3, Bob Wakefield, Johnny Waldron, B6, Tony Bassett
Front Row (L to R): F1, F2, Ken Lee, F4, Brian Dutton
Mexborough Schofield Technical School Under 18 X1 Season 1953-1954
Back row (L to R): Brian Hill, T.Weston, M.Arnold, Barry Lowe, P.Robinson, surname Parry.
Front row (L to R): Ellis Winch, Roy Garner, John Chesters, Trevor Blaney, Keith Ward.
Front central on ground: Roy Mottashed
Mexborough Schofield Technical School Under 15 X1 Season 1953-1954
Back row (L to R): surname Stuart, Brian Hill, Barry Lowe, B.Twigg, John Chesters, Ellis Winch.
Front row (L to R): G.A.Lowe, Roy Mottashed, Brian Hallworth, Trevor Blaney, Keith Ward.
Photo C: Mex Tech OLD BOYS 1954-55
Back Row (L to R): Don Lancashire, Brian Parks, Albert Hibbert, Bob Wakefield, Paul Fisher, Mick Fallon, Geoff Church.
Front Row (L to R): Derek Ward, Jackie Thompson, Ken King, Ken Lee, Brian Dutton.
Trophies (L to R): Invitation Cup, Mexborough Challenge Cup.
PHOTO E: Mex Tech OLD BOYS 1955-1956
Back Row (L to R): Tom Richardson, Brian Hill, Albert Hibbert, Bob Wakefield, Paul Fisher, Mick Fallon
Front Row (L to R): Don Lancashire, Derek Ward, Ken King, Ken Lee, Brian Dutton
Following the loss in the Montagu Cup Final and Jackie Thompson, inside right, injury in the proceeding Mexborough Challenge Cup victory, Tom Richardson was the replacement inside right for the last 4 games which were Mexborough Association League Top Four Play Off Semi Final and Final, and Invitation Cup Semi-Final and Final.
PHOTO N: Mexborough Tech OLD BOYS 1955-1956
Back Row (L to R): Tommy Cook, B2, Brian Hill, Albert Hibbert, Bob Wakefield, Paul Fisher, Michael Fallon
Front Row (L to R): Derek Ward, Jackie Thompson, Kenny King, Ken Lee, Brian Dutton.
Trophies (L to R): Invitation Cup, Mexborough Association League Cup, Mexborough Challenge Cup, Mexborough Association Cup (League Top-Four Play-Off)
Kenny King & Ken Lee, Mex Tech OLD BOYS 1955-1956
Brian Hill Mex Tech OLD BOYS 1955-56 :
Centre front is the Invitation Cup, centre back is the Mexborough Association League Winners Cup, on the right is the Mexborough Challenge Cup and on the left is the Mexborough Association Cup (League Top-Four Play-Off).
Photo H: Mex Tech OLD BOYS 1956-1957 - Trophy = Montagu Cup
Back Row (L to R): B1, Don Lancashire (capt), Bob Wakefield, Albert Hibbert, Brian Hill, Paul Fisher
Front Row (L to R): Derek Ward, Jack Thompson, Kenny King, Ken Lee, Brian Dutton
Ken Lee & Brian Dutton, Mex Tech OLD BOYS 1956-1957
Mexborough Tech Old Boys won every cup in the district except the Montague Cup, in which we were finalists losing 1-2 to Dearne Community Miners Welfare on Denaby United's ground.
We were winners of Mexborough Challenge Cup, Mexborough Association League Cup, Mexborough Association League (Top Four Play -Off) Cup and Invitation Cup.
In the Mexborough Association League, Mexborough Tech Old Boys finished top, games played 18, winning 16 and losing 1 with 1 drawn, goals scored 119 and 29 against.
From October 15th 1955 to April 2nd 1956 we were undefeated in 25 games. We never failed to score in any of the 35 games played throughout the season.
Leading goalscorer was Ken King, centre-forward, with 68 goals in 34 games. He had a run of never failing to score in 10 successive games.
There were 23 hat-tricks scored throughout the season : King (14), Ward (3), Lee (3), Dutton (1) and Thompson (1).
Yorkshire Old Boys Shield Final when the Tech Old Boys defeated Beverley Old Grammarians (Hull) 2-1 under floodlights on Doncaster Rovers Belle Vue ground on 4th March 1957, attached is a photo taken in the Tech Old Boys dressing room before the match.
Back row (L to R): Bill Reeve (reserve), Brian Dutton, Jackie Thompson, Ken King, Bob Wakefield, Don Lancashire, Albert Hibbert, Paul Fisher.
Front row (L to R): Tom Cooke (trainer), Ken Lee, Derek Ward, Brian Hill, Trevor King.
PHOTO F: Mex Tech OLD BOYS 1957-58
Back Row (L to R): Herbert Hodgkinson, Don Lancashire , Brian Hill, Jonny McCall, Jeff Evans, Walter West, Paul Fisher, Trevor King
Front Row (L to R): Derek Ward, Jack Thompson, Horace Wright, Doug Pryor, Brian Dutton
PHOTO G: Mex Tech OLD BOYS 1957-1958
Back Row (L to R): Mr. Joe Lee , H.Hodgkinson, J.Ross, Don Lancashire, Brian Hill, John McCall, Jeff Evans, Walter West, W.Foss, Paul Fisher, G.Holland, Trevor King, H.Evans, Mr. King
Front Row (L to R): Derek Ward, Jack Thompson, Horace Wright, Clarrie Mason, Doug Pryor, Brian Dutton
Played in the West Riding Old Boys League Division 2 finishing top with 20 wins out of 22 games played, losing 1.The trophies are West Riding Old Boys Senior Cup and West Riding Old Boys League Division 2 Winners C
Mexborough Tech Old Boys in December 1961 before a game in the Sheffield Hatchard League
Back row: Brian Parks, Don Lancashire, Bob Wakefield, Barry Lowe, Brian Hill, Jackie Thompson.
Front row: Derek Ward, Stan Wilde, Cliff Pearson, Brian Dutton, Geoff Church.
The photos below are NOT Mexborough Tech Old Boys.
They are here until another place is found for them.
Mexborough Old Boys 1926-27
This may not be Mexborough Tech Old Boys - but it needed to go somewhere!
Bill O'Brien was the goalkeeper. Hargreaves, Smeaton, Downing, Luther Annables. Wally Annables; Mellor. Oliver, Matt Moralee. Cutts, Noble.
These players would have been born around 1911
Matt Moralee and Wally Annables played for Grimsby Town when they finished 5th in the top flight.
Credit: Brian Hill
Hickleton Miners Welfare 1952-53
Back Row (L to R): B1, B2, Sid Smith, Walt West, Eric Parkinson, Duke Fields, Brad Tarme, B8, Derek Bright, Maurice Atkinson
Front Row (L to R): Jackie Probert, Don Lancashire, Bill Deveroux, Arnold Atkinson, Dick Burton
Not Mexborough Tech. It is believed to be North of England Schoolboys representative team before a game with South of England Schoolboys